New START is Essential to Our National Security

In an op-ed in The Ledger-Enquirer (Georgia), Major General Paul Eaton called on Senators Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson to "to protect America’s national security by voting in favor of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty with Russia."

Eaton, a member of the Consensus for American Security (an American Security Project initiative supported by Ploughshares Fund), points out that the major threats we face today are nuclear proliferation and nuclear terrorism.  The path to a safer future, he says, is apparent: "The first step to nuclear security begins with New START," Eaton said.  

As Eaton summed it up, "The support for New START from our military is clear. The national security benefits of New START are clear. So is the choice. Senators Chambliss and Isakson must support the New START Treaty and choose a safer Georgia and a stronger America."

Note: In addition to serving as a member of the Consensus for American Security, Eaton is also a Senior Advisor to the National Security Network, a Ploughshares Fund grantee.